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World in Motion

It's normally that time of year when this track starts playing but with EURO 2020 postponed until next year we shall have to just wait.

"World in Motion..." is a song by British musical group New Order (performed with the England national football team, credited as ENGLANDneworder).

The song is New Order's only number one song in the UK Singles Chart. It was produced for the England national football team's 1990 FIFA World Cup campaign, and features a rap by England footballer John Barnes and additional vocals by several members of the English team of 1990, and comedian Keith Allen, who had co-written the lyric.

One of the band members even described the single as "the last straw for Joy Division fans", noting how its upbeat sound had inverted their former band's famously gloomy image. The song was originally announced as being called "E for England", but FA vetoed the title, realizing that it sounded suspiciously like a reference to the drug ecstasy.


In my opinion, the best football related track ever...